Become a Supporting Member!

By becoming a supporting member of Film Athens you will help increase the ability of our organization to support local filmmakers, including students, actors, and industry professionals, and expand the film industry in Athens and the surrounding area.

TV, Film, and video production have provided a financial boost to many areas of our local economy (accommodation, transportation, food service, legal, banking etc.), so we have tailored our member benefits to serve all individuals and businesses in Athens and beyond. You don't have to be a filmmaker or production-oriented business to take advantage of Film Athens member benefits. Let our skills, experience, and network of contacts work for you.

We are confident that with your support we will strengthen Athens' vibrant film community and build an industry that will be a consistent and ongoing revenue stream for the local economy.

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  LEVEL & INVESTMENT PER YEAR
Member Benefits Student - $25 Friend - $100 Backer - $400* Promoter - $1,000* Champion - $5,000*
Affiliation with other filmmakers and supporters in Georgia and beyond  [?]
Professional networking, mentoring & internships opportunities [?]
Vinyl window sticker to promote your membership  [?]
Individual's name on Members page of website  [?]
Complimentary or discounted entry to workshops, screenings, other events and film submission fees  [?]
Monthly e-mail updates about the local film industry  [?]
Film Athens promotes your headshot/busines/service/project on our website, email listserve, and social media.  [?]   1 per quarter 3 per quarter 5 per quarter 10 per quarter
Business name on Members page of website  [?]  
Logo  & link to website on Member pages of website  [?]    
Consultation Session: assistance in planning and executing film shoot or screening events. Hear feedback and share updates on local film industry initiatives, news and progress.  [?]     1 per year 3 per year 6 per year
Concierge Service: location scouting, assist with clearing locations in advance, assist with securing necessary releases and paperwork, assist in finding qualified film crew. 1/2 day   [?]     1 per year 3 per year 6 per year
Logo & link to website on Home page of website  [?]      
Benefactor recognition at all major events: Quarterly networking events, Sprockets Music Video Show, workshops & MORE  [?]      
Logo & link to website on ALL pages of our website  [?]        
Exclusive Event: Film screening, event or project organized by Film Athens for your business/organization. This event could be to benefit you, Film Athens member careers and/or the community. Details vary with project, due to scope of possibilities.  [?]        

*level can be paid in 2 installments


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Explanation of Member Benefits

Affiliation with other filmmakers and supporters in Georgia and beyond
You will be a part of not just the Athens, Georgia film scene - with 10+ years of networking and making friends - the Film Athens supporters span the US and beyond!

Professional networking, mentoring & internships opportunities
You will be included in all quarterly networking events, monthly member lunches, and job/internship listings.

Vinyl window sticker to promote your membership
All members get a fancy re-usable sticker for your car or business window!

Individual's name on Members page of website
Film Athens will proudly display the name of all students and individuals who support Film Athens on the Film Athens Member page. We love you!

Complimentary or discounted entry to workshops, screenings, other events and film submission fees
For members levels "Friend" and above you will get either a discount on whatever we do. Currently we have discounts on the Sprockets Music Video Competition - $10 off entry fee & FREE entry to the Sprockets Show!

Monthly e-mail updates about the local film industry
Be in the know! We will keep you up to date on local and state level film industry happenings. Learn first hand about Film Athens work to promote the Athens area as a film friendly community and, when we hear about productions coming to town, we'll let you know!

Film Athens promotes your headshot/busines/service/project on our website, email listserve, and social media
Are you and actor who wants to show off your new headshot? A videographer who is offering a new service? A filmmaker who just launched a Kickstarter for your latest film project? Or are you a non-film industry business who wants to promote your services to the Film Athens audience?
We will be happy to promote and brag about our supporting members on our website, via our email listserv and on all of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).

Consultation Session: Assistance in planning and executing film shoot or screening events. Hear feedback and share updates on local film industry initiatives, news and progress
Here's where things start getting good! These 2 hour sessions allow you take advantage of Film Athens' extensive knowledge and connects. We will sit down with you (and who ever else you would like to invite) and help you put together a plan of action for whatever project you have in mind. Or if you just want to pick our brain and share your ideas - we are here for you!

Logo & link to website on Member pages of website
Your logo and link to your website featured prominently the Film Athens Member page.

Business name on Members page of website
Film Athens will proudly display your business name on the Film Athens Member page.

Logo & link to website on Home page of website
Your logo and link to your website featured prominently right up front on our website home page!

Concierge Service: 1/2 day of location scouting, assist with clearing locations in advance, assist in finding accomodations and office space, assist in finding qualified film crew
Film Athens can get help you or your visitors get pretty much anything you need. Although this seems like it would be primarily for film productions - any organization can take advantage of the connections and indepth knowledge of the Athens are our staff has.

Benefactor recognition at all major events: Quarterly networking events, Sprockets Music Video Show, workshops & MORE
Be a sponsor to everything we do! Your logo on all promotion, your marketing materials at every event... basically where we go, you go!

Logo & link to website on ALL pages of our website
Your logo and link to your website featured prominently right up front on our website home page and on ALL pages of our website!!

Exclusive Event: Film screening, event or project organized by Film Athens for your business/organization. This event could be to benefit you, Film Athens member careers and/or the community. Details vary with project, due to scope of possibilities.
Think outside the box with this one. Our staff has years of experience in film and non-film event planning. We will organize an event or project for your business or you personally.
Want an anniversary video produced for your wife of 20 years? Are you a realtor who wants to do a video feature of your property to be used as a film location? A doctor who wants to show a series of wellness movies for your staff or the public? Contact us at info@filmathens.net with an idea if you want to know if it fits this category!

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